Night falls on the city as the Old Soldier munches on some Cheez-It crackers and listens to classical music on the radio. I’ve assumed my favorite position: flat on my back with two fat pillows under my weary head.
I’m writing this on note paper against a binder supported against one raised leg (the lazy man’s desk), to be transcribed to the magazine later. Yes, the Old Soldier is in his contemplative mode.
But that’s okay, because next week the madness starts all over again: hanging out at Armand’s on Liberty Avenue in Little Italy, reporting on the business district on Liberty Avenue in Little Italy and reporting on karaoke at Nico’s the first Saturday night of February. Nico’s has been the #1 karaoke bar (according to CityPaper) in the city for the pass 10 years. Nico’s is also in Little Italy. Little Italy is my beat.
I don’t know what the weather will be like next week, but I’m tired of being cooped up in my apartment. Besides, the search for a new computer will begin in earnest next week.
There’s an electronics store next door to Armand’s. The store sells used, refurbished electronics. I bought the 15” monitor that I’m using from the store for around $15.00 and the monitor works great. I hope I can find a refurbished computer there that runs a more up to date Windows system than what I have now and that has plenty of space on its hard drive.
These Cheez-It crackers are pretty good. I buy them every so often instead of buying sweets. And Cheez-It crackers go great with beer (now I’m drinking orange juice). Although I won’t have any beer until next week; but next week is almost here.
In the meantime I’ll munch on my Cheez-It crackers, sip my orange juice, listen to classical music and, if I may paraphrase Edgar Allan Poe, “Dream dreams that no mortal ever dared to dream before…”
This is the Old Soldier reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, the premiere online magazine of erotica for men and women who appreciate art, creative writing, culture and sex all in the pages of the same magazine.